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Credit- Degree applicable
Effective Quarter: Fall 2016

I. Catalog Information

SolidWorks: Surface Modeling
4 Unit(s)
DMT 63B4 Unit(s)
DMT 63C4 Unit(s)
DMT 63D4 Unit(s)
DMT 63E4 Unit(s)


Requisites: Prerequisite: Any DMT 60A-E course.

Hours: Lec Hrs: 24.00
Lab Hrs: 72.00
Out of Class Hrs: 48.00
Total Student Learning Hrs: 144.00

Description: Surface design using SolidWorks software to create organic 3D shapes that follow processed-based (or task-based) approach to modeling. Application of multifaceted surfaces features in designing product models and molds for industry.

Student Learning Outcome Statements (SLO)


• Student Learning Outcome: Create and edit/manipulate complex SolidWorks Surfacing design using Advanced 3D Surfacing Modeling techniques & methods.

II. Course Objectives

A.Create surfaces using splines and points
B.Manipulate surfaces features.
C.Apply surface construction tools.
D.Examine surface information.
E.Apply surface replacement tools.
F.Create surfaces from boundary curves.
G.Employ variable section sweeps.
H.Apply imported geometry.

III. Essential Student Materials


IV. Essential College Facilities

 CAD computer laboratory

V. Expanded Description: Content and Form

A.Create surfaces using splines and points
1.Basic Surface feature types.
2.Create and edit surface features.
3.Capped ends.
4.Merged surfaces.
5.Protrusions, cuts and slots.
B.Manipulate surfaces features.
1.Extending surfaces.
2.Curves through reference points.
3.Extending surfaces.
4.Curves through reference points.
C.Apply surface construction tools.
1.Datum points.
2.Datum curves.
3.Redefining datum curves.
D.Examine surface information.
1.Surface display for analysis
2.Derivation of radius analysis.
3.Curvature spline analysis
E.Apply surface replacement tools.
1.Surface replacement procedures.
2.Patches and quilts
F.Create surfaces from boundary curves.
1.Surface continuity.
2.Blend control points.
3.Approximate blends.
G.Employ variable section sweeps.
1.Involute surfaces
2.Sweeps and cuts
H.Apply imported geometry.
1.Working with imported geometry.
2.Manipulating the geometry as imported.
3.Modify geometry non-parametrically.

VI. Assignments

A.On-line video lectures, viewed as assigned during the course.
B.24 CAD projects demonstrating progressive mastery of SolidWorks Surfacing Tools
C.Reading from text (65% by page count) is required.

VII. Methods of Instruction

 Lecture and visual aids
Discussion of assigned reading
Discussion and problem solving performed in class
Quiz and examination review performed in class
Homework and extended projects
Laboratory discussion sessions and quizzes that evaluate the proceedings weekly laboratory exercises

VIII. Methods of Evaluating Objectives

A.Accuracy and completeness of assigned CAD projects.
B.Mid-term examination covering assigned video lectures, textbook reading, & Surfacing CAD projects. Exam will be evaluated on completeness of solid modeling requirements.
C.Final examination evaluating student’s comprehensive understanding of SolidWorks CAD Surfacing Tools and advanced techniques.

IX. Texts and Supporting References

A.Examples of Primary Texts and References
1.Lombard, Matt. "SolidWorks Surfacing and Complex Shape Modeling Bible", J. Wiley & Sons 2011
B.Examples of Supporting Texts and References
1.SolidProfessor: Surfacing Modules

X. Lab Topics

A.Surface toolbars and menu
B.Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling
C.Blends and Patches
D.Repairing and editing import geometry.